University of Wisconsin-Madison


find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour or day.

(gas and insurance included!)

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

Zipcar Ford Focus
  • Drive cars by the hour or day. Gas & insurance included.
  • In neighborhoods, cities and airports across the globe.
  • Save hundreds over car ownership.
  • Choose from sedans, hybrids, vans and more.
  • Take select flexible vehicles one-way or round trip.

how it works

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Apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

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find Zipcars nearby

Find us located right on and near campus, cities and airports across the globe.

What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with University of Wisconsin-Madison?

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I'm a University of Wisconsin-Madison student.

All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

I'm not affiliated with University of Wisconsin-Madison and I want to join Zipcar. 

I'm a former Community Car member and I'd like to join Zipcar. 

what's included

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Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.

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Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.

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If you're a Zipcar member,
you're covered. (So you can drive safe
and rest easy.)

where can i go

There's a lot to do around University of Wisconsin-Madison. Here are just a few ideas.

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    Wow what a cool store. The employees were awesome! Explained everything to me walked me thru the whole store let me try things and made recommendations....more
  • Costco

    Love me some Costco! Good prices on produce and frozen items. We like getting their organic eggs and snack food. Good prices on can goods. We like to stock...more
  • Daffodil Parker

    Customer Service like no other! I was amazed with Kayla today. I called at 4:30 to get flowers delivered today. The hotel he is staying at is right down...more
  • Machinery Row Bicycles

    I'm the kind of penny-pinching nerd who would usually rather waste half a day figuring out repairs from YouTube than pay and not learn. But when I've...more

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  • Pope Farm Conservancy

    I cannot believe I didn't know this hidden gem existed. Their sunflower days are absolutely stunning! It's definitely an attraction close to Madison that's...more
  • Motorless Motion Bicycles

    My husband and I were looking to upgrade our bikes and happened on Motorless Motion. The staff took a great deal of time finding out exactly what we needed...more
  • Dragonfly Hot Yoga

    My first time there and was really insecure. That went away instantly. With a four month teething son and super busy at work this is exactly what I needed....more
  • Inner Fire Yoga

    Its been five years since I wrote my last review of Inner Fire Yoga, (IFY.) Inner Fire Yoga was my first encounter with Hot Yoga many years ago. The first...more
  • Badger Prairie Park

    I LOVE this dog park! I used to bring my dog all the time when we lived on the west side of Madison. Now we are on the east side, and I am not willing to...more

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  • Manna Cafe & Bakery

    It takes me at least 20 minutes to drive here, and then I usually have to wait for a table on weekends. It is entirely worth it. Grab a fresh baked treat...more
  • Grampa's Pizzeria

    This place is so good! In town for a training and was recommended this place. It's small and quaint, not great for large groups, but definitely worth...more
  • Ha Long Bay Vietnamese & Thai Bistro

    Usually I'm a bit suspicious of anyplace that has such a HUGE menu. But this one doesn't disappoint. Everything I've had had been so fresh and delicious....more
  • Taqueria Guadalajara

    We were able to get a table about an hour before they closed. My roommate had already tried this place out and highly recommended it. Great lunch and...more
  • Graft

    This restaurant & cocktail bar is amazing! The Profligate cocktail is my absolute favorite cocktail in all of Madison. Thee food is delicious too! I've...more

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